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AV Festival 2016: Meanwhile, what about Socialism?

AV Festival 2016 announce programme featuring Dziga Vertov’s Enthusiasm (Symphony Of The Donbass) and Test Dept

The full programme for AV Festival 2016: Meanwhile, what about Socialism? has been announced. The event “presents work by artists and film makers who situate themselves in relation to historic political struggle, revolution and social movements, creating new forms of resistance to neoliberal capitalism”, says the festival. As well as a series of visual art installations, a large film programme, including a screening of Dziga Vertov’s first sound film Enthusiasm (Symphony Of The Donbass), is on the cards. Test Dept will also be there performing a live soundtrack to the never-before-screened Mikhail Kaufman's film An Unprecedented Campaign.

The festival takes place in and around Newcastle and Gateshead, 27 February–27 March.